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Smug Bird by ursulav Smug Bird by ursulav
I spent some recent time in New Orleans in a gallery that had a lot of work by the surrealist artist Daniel Merriam. I stared at it for a long time and thought "I wanna do...complicated...monochromatic...swirly...thingies..."

12 x 12 mixed media on board. They don't make enough shades of sea-green colored pencils, let me tell you. 
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:iconlordmoonbiscuit:
LordMoonBiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i love that bird's face!
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:iconnimblegrund:
Nimblegrund Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I love complicated monochromatic swirly thingies!
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:iconcrafty-witch:
Crafty-Witch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
For some reason this makes me think of Dr. Seuss crossed with H. R. Giger.
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:iconlihy:
LiHy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dr. Seuss is exactly what I thought of too.
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woggie1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully you're a good enough artist that you can get around little setbacks like not enough shades of green. :)
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great job!
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:iconpeachiepaws:
PeachiePaws Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally know how you feel. So many subtle variations of just one color. Fantastic work! :D 
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pro-mole Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The smuggest of them all.

And sitting rather calmly on top of what I can only suppose is some kind of green glass self-replicant nano-lifeform. The last survivor in a world of green glass effigies.

...yup, my mind just went wild all of a sudden again. @_@
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
"The inhabitants of Tentacilia call their cute little pest controls "Croakaburras" for their peculiar mating calls. The scientific community prefers the term "Intrepid green burgleswallow" or Noctinterruptus Buboformis. The Croakaburras themselves seem to have no opinion whatsoever."
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xrc32 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is amazing
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Looove this. Super awesome. 

Also, love that color green :D 
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:iconmoonstar37:
Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
It looks like he just ate the canary. Love the color scheme!
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Servitor2152 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Where is that gallery?  New Orleans is my hometown, so I may try to pop over there when I have a moment.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Somehow energetic yet oddly restful.
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:iconpinballwitch:
pinballwitch Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Loving the birdfrog :)
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:iconrontheturtleman:
RonTheTurtleman Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I want to see the mailman make a delivery.
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Ayumi-Fallassion Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You, are as awesome as always. 
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w< hehehe :heart: You have achieved your goal of complicated monochromatic(ish) swirly thingies X'''D :heart: :love:

The lil bird is sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute >w< :heart:

This makes me want a cucumber... :drool:.... I don't know X'D the colors are cucumber-y.... :giggle: :heart:

Ooh 8D there are so many hidden animals *w* ...hmmm I see a... bunny... a uh...tengu? beakey dude?...:shrug: ...a hamster?... an ox... a snake...a turtle... a....ram/tree kangaroo?... :giggle:  8D or maybe they are abstract and not actual animals... :giggle:

in any case >w< this is very fun :thumbsup: =D
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neophobica Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so sweet :)
The texture you create looks really cool :)
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:iconeldr-fire:
Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, love the bird's expression! Also love the shape of the land up beneath the house. Very cool picture. :)
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hoppytoad79 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I want one of these.  They need to create a bird like this so I can buy it and have one.
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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sea green and purple. Have you seen the different shades of purple Prismacolor offers?

Anyway, this is a refreshing post in my inbox. I'll be saving it for a while, I'm thinking.
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:iconusasi:
Usasi Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Much swoosh! I like. =)
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:iconheartsinclaire:
Heartsinclaire Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loveaww you go smug bird, you deserve it Clap 
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...And, your inner Dr. Seuss seems to be showing.  I love the weight and texture of these weird swirly things of yours.
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
The shades of green are fabulous.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, very nice! :D
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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